Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sebastian Thrun with Charlie Rose

Source: VentureBeat, Apr 2012 (see the video here:  http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12321) … how Project Glass can instantly help us share experiences with friends. As you can see early in the interview, Thrun he doesn’t even break conversation to take the picture: he … Continue reading

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Ditto for 3D virtual mirror

Source: AllThingsD, Apr 2012 Ditto has raised $3 million from August Capital and other individual investors to continue developing its 3-D technology. The e-commerce site uses 3-D to allow shoppers to virtually try on glasses before they decide to buy … Continue reading

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3D Printed Guitars

Source: Mashable, Apr 2012

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Mentoring Startups

Source: Instigator blog, Apr 2012 You don’t mentor startups, you mentor people. The Lean Canvas As a tool for presenting to advisors and mentors, it’s perfect: clear, simple and to the point. I rarely work with a startup now that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding via the JOBS act

Source: VentureBeat, Apr 2012 … what does the JOBS Act mean for entrepreneurs right now – and how can entrepreneurs make the most of this time? 1. Gather the necessary documents 2. Prepare a great pitch 3. Plan the marketing campaign of … Continue reading

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Google Ventures

Source: Fast Company, Apr 2012 According to just about everyone in the startup scene, including rival VCs, Google Ventures is one of the most hands-on, full-service funders in the Valley. “They have recruiting partners, design partners, engineering partners, user research … Continue reading

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Convertible Note Financings

Source: TechCrunch, Apr 2012 Part 1 will address basic questions, such as (i) what is a convertible note? (ii) why are convertible notes issued instead of shares of common or preferred stock? and (iii) what are the advantages of issuing … Continue reading

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An Early Stage Pitch Deck

Source: Slideshare.net, Jan 2012

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Seeking Experiences

Source: The Next Web, Apr 2012 5. Create Experiences, Not Things The new type of economy survives on the fact that people like to be a part of something. People want to experience things instead of purchasing things. The invitation to “join … Continue reading

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Tiggzi (competes with BuzzTouch & PhoneGap)

Source: TechCrunch, Apr 2012 Tiggzi lets you build apps for the mobile web, as well as native iOS and Android apps. The company plans to launch support for native Windows Phone and Blackberry apps soon. For a fee, Tiggzi will … Continue reading

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